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CELPIP for PR application

One of the requirements to apply for Canada PR (Permanent Residency) is that the principal applicant must meet the minimum language requirement and prove that he / she can communicate in one of the principal Canadian Language - English / French. You need to clear the language test from an agency dedicated by CIC. 

If you are planning to apply for PR  with English Language skills you can Either write IELTS or CELPIP.  Read this post to know more about CELPIP.

You will need to take CELPIP-G (general) to apply for PR. If you are taking CELPIP-G instead of IELTS then please make a note of the expected scores to make the cut for PR. 

*As of January 3, 2013*
If you gained your skilled work experience in Canada in a NOC 0 or A job, you must meet the minimum level of CLB 7 in either English or French for all four language abilities.

If you gained your skilled work experience in Canada in a NOC B job, you must meet the minimum level of CLB 5 in either English or French for all four language abilities.
CELPIP CLB Equivalent Scoring
Proficiency Score                                                         CLB Equivalent
Level 5 (effective proficiency or advanced proficiency)               CLB 9, 10, 11, or 12
Level 4H (adequate proficiency)                                              CLB 8
Level 4L (adequate proficiency)                                               CLB 7
Level 3H (developing proficiency)                                             CLB 6
Level 3L (developing proficiency)                                             CLB 5
Level 2H (minimal proficiency)                                                  CLB 4
Level 2L (minimal proficiency)                                                  CLB 3
Level 1 (no proficiency)                                                          CLB 1 and 2
Level 0                                                                  Did not attempt, or insufficient information to assess

You can use the above comparison chart to know how you fare in the CEC evaluation

CEC Evaluation
NOC   CLB Level   Test results for each ability
                        Speaking Listening  Reading   Writing
0, A           9          5         5                   5       5
0, A           8          4H       4H                4H      4H
0, A           7          4L       4L                 4L       4L
0, A, B       6          3H       3H                3H      3H
B              5          3L       3L                 3L       3L
B              4          2H       2H                2H      2H

Please Watch this space for more. I will share my experiences with CELPIP and how to score big in the CELPIP exam


Very much informative post. Your articles always contain lots of informations and good reviews. Well explained. Thank u for the post.

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